Can you get a doctorate in both physician assistant and nurse practitioner? what job is more respected?

I'm currently a junior in high school and I know I want to go into women's health but I don't think 12 years of school and extremely high malpractice insurance is for me so I'm turning to someone right under the ob/gyn. I can't decide whether I want to become a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Any advice?

Asked By: d0nt_let_g01 - 10/1/2009
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Answered By: biire2u - 10/1/2009
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There are very few PA doctorate programs and the AAPA does not support the PA doctorate degree. A bachelors or masters PA degree is plenty... More
Answered By: N - 10/1/2009
Even a physician assistant and nursing practitioner have to pay malpractice insurance if you work in the field of obs/gyn. People try to blame doctors for medical complication of labor. Unless you work in other field, otherwise, obs is still a high risk occupation. You can be a doctor in the other field which has a... More
Answered By: SK S - 10/1/2009
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